Cloudware by Skeinwalker Knits

Cloudware

Knitting
July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 31.8 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
317 yards (290 m)
One; easily customisable.
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Fluffy bits like cotton drifting by. Countless shades of blue and white. Bright or dark. Stretched or massive. Auspicious or awe-inspiring. Both the variety and continuous metamorphosis of clouds are fascinating. The Cloudware cowl is an ode to all these colours, shapes and changing scenery.

Cloudware is worked with a combination of lace stitches that alternate and flow into one another. The cowl features a changing speckled / denim-like colourway that creates a fuzzy and dreamy effect and accentuate the shifts from one lace pattern to the other. So, choose your favourite colour and knit yourself a cheerful piece of cloud!

The circumference of cowl can easily be changed to make the cowl wrap twice around your neck. Brief instructions are provided on how to do that.
When substituting yarn, I’d recommend a yarn with tonal variegation, possibly self-stripping, a specked yarn or a gradient. You’ll make the most of the shifting lace stitch patterns.

Yarn:
Rico Design Creative Sport Print DK (DK; 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 145 meters / 158 yards per 50 grams); 2 balls; sample uses 66 grams in colour 05 Denim.

Needles:
3.5 mm (US size 4) 60 cm / 24 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
21 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
14.5 stitches and 31.8 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern C, blocked.
8 sts and 14 rows = 5.5 cm / 2.17 inches wide and 4.4 cm
/ 1.73 inches tall over one repeat of stitch Pattern C, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions:
Stitch markers: 1 in colour A (beginning of round marker), 11 in colour B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins.

Size:
One; easily customisable.

Final Measurements:
Circumference (c) 66 cm / 26 inches, height (h) 29 cm / 11.5 inches.

Skill level:
Basic stitches, increases, (double) decreases. Repetitive, easy to memorise stitch patterns. Elastic BO (video tutorial given).

Pattern notes:
This pattern is worked in the round.
Suggestions are given to customise the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support:
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note:
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: carolfitz2, chiarangy, evelines, Jensch42,
Sabinesophia3, spldbrt614! Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!